The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung exclusively supported the comprehensive Thomas Struth exhibition at Haus der Kunst, Munich, in 2018. The foundation financed the exhibition in addition to its ongoing commitment as major supporter of Haus der Kunst.
The retrospective entitled Thomas Struth: Figure Ground covers all phases of the outstanding as well as systematic artistic achievements of Thomas Struth (born in 1954) during the past four decades. His photographs explore the world in a number of work groups based on various social themes. After series of museum photographs (Museum Photographs), primeval forests (New Pictures from Paradise), and family studies (Familienportraits), Struth’s most recent works address science and technology. These photographs of research institutions, chemical firms, or space stations raise disturbing questions about the development of humankind.
Since June 2016 Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung is the partner and major supporter of Haus der Kunst. Beyond its substantial support, the foundation has in recent years also funded the photographic exhibitions of artists Stan Douglas and James Casebere.
For more information about the exhibition see www.hausderkunst.de.
Preview Photo (detail):
Facade of Haus der Kunst, 2012
Photo: Maximilian Geuter © Haus der Kunst
In the past few years the foundation has increased the support to institutions in its funding priority Art. One of the first projects in this context was the exclusive sponsorship of the photographic exhibition James Casebere. Fugitive (12 February – 12 June 2016) at Haus der Kunst in Munich. The architectural motifs in the photographs of the artist James Casebere (born in Lansing, Michigan, USA in 1953) include monotone housing developments, flooded hallways in luxurious villas, bare prison interiors, Moorish and Islamic architecture. Casabere’s approach is very particular: He creates detailed architectural models in which he stages imagined, fictitious scenes and photographs them. The resultant images seem to hover between the fugitive and sublime, between realism and fiction.
The Alexander Tutsek-Stiftung dedicated its first exhibition in the series MASTER I MEISTER to the renowned artist Erwin Eisch, one of the founders of the international studio-glass movement. Shortly after, the foundation had the opportunity to acquire more than 100 sculptures by Erwin Eisch from a private collection and thus expand its already substantial collection. The purchase includes works from the early studio-glass movement around 1960 to the mid-1990s. Thanks to this new acquisition the foundation owns one of the largest coherent Erwin Eisch collections representing the various phases of the artist’s career comprehensively.